In the United States, 1/3 of minors' deaths are caused by firearm injuries, most of these occurring at home. In order to minimize these numbers, parents should practice the following mantra for maintaining gun safety: teach, talk and lock 'em up.
It's not just the news headlines. The FBI's annual Crime in the United States report found a 3.4% increase in violent crime vs. last year and a nearly 10% increase in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rates.
Gun Violence as a public health Issue? Considering gun violence as an epidemic transmitted through behavior could change the way we look at and potentially treat this challenge.